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Flu season: What you need to know

Flu is officially upon us. If you have ever had the flu, you know it can knock you out ó with members of your family, friends and co-workers not far behind. Today, it’s more important than ever to get your facts straight about the flu and what you can do to keep yourself safe and…

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Driving safely on snow or icy roads

Unless you’re traveling through the mountains of Southern California in the winter, driving in the snow doesn’t occur very often. First off, don’t assume your vehicle can handle any road condition. Even four-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads. However, if you plan on traveling where it does snow or the roads ice…

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3-D printing saves maintainers money at Hill

The 309th Maintenance Support Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has a long history of building items, ranging from wooden office doors to splash molds that detect aircraft cracks. New technology is adding Rapid Prototyping, often referred to as 3-D printing, to the mix.

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W.A.S.P., 90 years well-lived

Photograph by Rebecca Amber Women Airforce Service Pilot Flora Belle (Smith) Reece spoke at the WASP memorial dedication at Lancaster Cemetery in 2011. Antelope Valley residents said ìgood-byeî to World War II-era Women Airforce Service Pilot and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Flora Belle (Smith) Reece Dec. 1 at the age of 90. Reece died peacefully…

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Don’t let a lack of tortoise training slow you down

Edwards has three large desert areas designated for recreational use on base, two of them for off-road motorized vehicles. People who use those areas are required to carry proof of desert tortoise training to avoid a citation.


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EDWARDS AFB VICTIM ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT

Posted  July 5, 2013

NAME: Gilberto Rodriguez DUTY TITLE: Project “Speckled Trout” crew chief ORGANIZATION: 412th Flight Test Squadron HOME TOWN: Phoenix, Ariz.   Why did you become a volunteer Victim Advocate? I volunteered to be a Victim Advocate to become part of something that helps the entire community and help foster a better environment. Most of all, to…

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News Briefs June 28, 2013

Posted  June 28, 2013

Commissary closure The Edwards Commissary will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All hours remain the same.   Airman passing  The commander regrets to announce the passing of Senior Airman Patience M. Allen, 412th Medical Support Squadron. Allen passed away June 10, 2013. To settle the estate of the deceased, 2nd Lt….

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A July 4th message from 412th CC

Posted  June 28, 2013

This coming Thursday we celebrate the birth of our great nation and its declared independence.

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Wills the way you want them

Posted  June 28, 2013

The Edwards Legal Office offers a quick and efficient way to accomplish a very important task – executing a Last Will and Testament. Eligible legal assistance clients may have their wills drafted during Legal Assistance walk-in hours throughout the week by a qualified attorney-paralegal team. Eligibility: Clients who are eligible for legal assistance include active…

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Vote for Senior Airman Kamerschak!

Posted  June 28, 2013

Senior Airman Cory Kamerschak, 412th Medical Group, is one of three finalists to go to the Major League Baseball All Star Game in New York City this year.

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‘Lucky’ people take personal responsibility for their own success

Posted  June 28, 2013

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – “She’s so lucky! He has all the luck!” Just like you, I hear these phrases thrown around from time to time. I’ve often been taken somewhat by surprise when I hear one of these comments. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are times when truly random events of good fortune…

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June promotions

Posted  June 28, 2013

Team Edwards celebrates its June promotees June 28 in the Base Theater at 3 p.m. Congratulations!   Promoted to the rank of senior airman Socorro M. Alegria Spencer T. Schwab Michael D. Hodge Jonathan M. Corcoran   Promoted to the rank of staff sergeant Chankrisna J. Chim Dustin C. Allsbrook Frank A. Gauss III Robert…

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Duty to country

Posted  June 28, 2013

"On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country"

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  June 28, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The cardinal virtues of prudence (calm under fire), justice, temperance (self-control) and courage are important for a strong nation and strong military.  But qualities such as love, kindness and even humility guarantee the cardinal virtues are built upon a proper…

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FREEDOM FEST, THURSDAY 4 JULY 2013 ACTIVITY TIMELINE

Posted  June 28, 2013

Wings and Roberts Fields 4:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Wings Field: Private Organization Food and Beverage Booths Shaved Ice Free Watermelon Beer Garden/AADD Information/First Aid Booth Balloon Artists Sponsors Live Entertainment on Stage   4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Roberts Field: 25’ Tidal Wave Water Slide Bouncy Castles Giant Slip N’ Slide Adrenaline Ruse Extreme…

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